Victor Osimhen speaks on Ighalo returning to Super Eagles

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Victor Osimhen has insisted he would have no concerns about Odion Ighalo returning to play for Nigeria.

Ighalo, currently on loan at Manchester United, retired from international football after finishing as the top scorer at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 30-year-old retirement gave Victor Osimhen the chance to take advantage of his attacking talent to lead the Super Eagles attack.

However, since Ighalo sealed a six-month loan deal with Manchester United, there have been renewed calls for him to play for Nigeria again.

Speaking with OJBSPORTS, Osimhen hailed Ighalo as an inspiration and said he would be glad to learn from him.

“Ighalo is welcome (to the national team). He did so well for us in AFCON and of course in the qualifiers.

“He is welcome anytime. Whether I am on the bench or I’m starting, it will be very good for me to try and watch him play and try to help the team also. He is welcome anytime, for me to be on the bench or playing, I have no problem with that,” Osimhen said.

Dutch-born and league top scorer, Cyriel Dessers has been called to the Super Eagles squad by Nigeria German coach, Gernot Rohr on March 4, giving Osimhen competition in the attack.

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